Pea Shoot and Bacon Soup

When I had peashoots the other week, the back of the packet said it made a very nice soup with bacon. So I had a go, and this made for a summery version of pea and ham soup.

To make the soup for two, I used four shallots, two rashers of bacon, a packet of pea shoots, ham stock from the freezer and salt and pepper. I cooked the shallots and bacon, added the stock and seasoning and let it simmer for a while before adding the peashoots at the last minute.

I whizzed the lot up (this was very difficult as the peashoots were determined to escape) and it made this pleasuringly lurid soup. It was tasty, and I think I will cook it again as long as the peashoots are in the shop.

I kept some shoots and bacon aside as a garnish, but unfortunately it sunk as the soup was thinner in consistency than my soups usually end up!

3 responses to “Pea Shoot and Bacon Soup

  1. Lucy Ellis June 2, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    We work for the company that grow the Pea Shoots you probably cooked with. We would love to send you some more Pea Shoots and some ideas for other recipes as we would love to have your feedback. If you are interested then do email me at

  2. Segat1 May 19, 2008 at 4:05 pm


  3. Antonia May 19, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Ooh – I love the sound of this soup. It is quite chilly today (seems Summer has been and gone) and could do with a bowl of this to warm me up. Must look out for some peashoots.

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